Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Faculty Accomplishments in March

EFLJ faculty attended the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in San Francisco. Faculty presenters included Kay Siebler (“ Breast Binders and Crotch Stuffers: Representations of Transqueers in Popular Media”), Michael Charlton ("Finding a Date for the Prompt: Oral Negotiation in Writing Across the Curriculum" and "WAC's a Beach: Dialogic Models of Writing-Across-the-Curriculum"), and Dawn Terrick (“Granting Access and Rewarding Success in a Developmental Writing Program”).

Jason Youngkeit gave a paper entitled "Collective resentment and its literary expression: Cronicas argentinas by Antonio dal Masetto" at the VII International Congress of Hispanic Literature in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Ann Thorne presented three papers at the College Media Advisers Spring National Convention in New York City: "Enticing the Yearbook Reader to Read On,” "From Journalist to Academician," and "Leadership Skills for Yearbook Editors."

Ken Rosenauer continued to serve as president of College Media Advisers, leading two days of Board meetings in New York City. Ken also presented "On the cutting edge: Creating and implementing new knowledge in advising” and presented welcome and introductory remarks for convention keynote speaker Charles Gibson, anchor of ABC’s flagship broadcast “ABC’s World News.”

Mike Cadden was elected Vice-President/President-elect of the Children’s Literature Association. ChLA is an international organization of approximately one thousand members whose purpose is to encourage scholarship, research, and criticism in the field of children's literature (www.childlitassn.org). Mike will serve as Vice-President in 2009-2010 and President in 2010-2011. Professor Emerita Norma Bagnall, Mike’s predecessor at MWSU, served as President of the Association exactly twenty years earlier.

Susan Hennessy attended the 3nd Annual Colloquium on Language Teaching in Omaha Nebraska and presented "Using Global Simulation for Real Improvement in Student Writing.”

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